Frank Gehry: The City and the Music

GilbeRt-Rolfe, Frank Gehry: The City and the Music
Routledge | ISBN: 0415290082 | 2002-11-12 | File type: PDF | 148 pages | 30 mb
An insightful examination of the social planning and the individual subjectivity of the architecture of Frank Gehry.
Frank Gehry: The City and Music is the result of a unique collaboration between the architect and leading critic Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe. The book focuses on two projects, Gehry's unrealized proposal for the rehabilitation of Berlin's Museum Island and his soon to be completed Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles,while discussing other projects such as the Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Concord, California, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and the Experience Music Project in Seattle. Gehry's much debated relationship to Minimalist sculpture, uses of new building materials and attitude to tradition, are discussed with regard to his belief in architecture as a democratic practice which is at once practical and expressive.
Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe is a painter and art critic, whose publications include Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime, Beyond Piety: Critical Essays on the Visual Arts 1986-1993, and Immanence and Contradiction: Recent Essays on the Artistic Device.He has been awarded National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in painting, and in 1998 was presented with the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism by the College Art Association. He teaches in the graduate school at Art Center, Pasadena, California.

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